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Rugby: ITM Cup thrives away from cities

Rugby: ITM Cup thrives away from cities

The provinces are where the ITM Cup comes alive.

Rugby: England go for yeomen over showmen

Rugby: England go for yeomen over showmen

Although England have shown growing signs of rugby expression, coach Stuart Lancaster has settled on a yeoman rather than showman approach for their opening November test with the All Blacks at Twickenham.

Rugby: Fitness key in Fruean's Crusaders return

Rugby: Fitness key in Fruean's Crusaders return

Cut by the Chiefs after just one season, Robbie Fruean's improved fitness will see him make a dramatic return to the Crusaders next year.

Basketball: Breakers toppled by Taipans

Basketball: Breakers toppled by Taipans

The positivity surrounding the Breakers' fast start to the season took another hit tonight when they were edged by the table-topping Cairns Taipans.

Golf: Solid start by Ko in China

Golf: Solid start by Ko in China

A string of birdies on the back nine has seen Lydia Ko climb to a share of 13th after the opening round of the Blue Bay LPGA event in China.

Canterbury scrub fire under control

A "sizeable" scrub fire in Canterbury has been doused by firefighters.

McCann suspect wanted on charges in NZ

McCann suspect wanted on charges in NZ

New information has emerged about a paedophile wanted for questioning in relation to the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann.

Teacher jailed for abusing pupils

Teacher jailed for abusing pupils

A Hawke's Bay music, drama and maths teacher and musician with a classroom career dating back 40 years has been sentenced to three years and four months jail for molesting nine of his female pupils at Havelock North Primary School.

Key should have answered Slater question

Key should have answered Slater question

Prime Minister John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a parliamentary question about his discussion with attack blogger Cameron Slater about the mother of a car crash victim, Parliament's Speaker David Carter has ruled.

Protesters angered by council's 1080 investment

First-time protesters outraged by a $1.9 million investment by the West Coast Regional Council in a 1080 poison plant, today stood shoulder to shoulder with seasoned protesters, as calls mounted for a rates boycott.

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